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Books & JOURNALS

Journal of Arachnology Online

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Journal of Arachnology Online
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Published by The American Arachnology Society

Euscorpius

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Euscorpius
NEW! New electronic journal devoted to scorpion biology available in fulltext on the internet!
Published by professors Victor Fet and Michael E. Soleglad (editors).

Fauna Palestina. Arachnida I : Scorpiones.

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G. Levy & P. Amitai 
Fauna Palestina.
Arachnida I : Scorpiones.
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Israel. (1980)
This books is the most comprehensive treatment of scorpions from Israel and Palestina. The book lists all known species from the area, and has a lot of drawings. The book also contains an introduction with detailed morphological drawings which are very helpful if you want to learn a little about many of the characteristics that are used in scorpion identification. 130 pp.
The book is still available from The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Israel (Choose "Publications Cataloge" on the meny on the left).

Etudes sur les Scorpions.

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Max Vachon
Etudes sur les Scorpions.
Institut Pasteur D'Algerie, Alger (1952)
This books is the most comprehensive treatment of North African scorpions ever made. Max Vachon was one of the most important scorpionist in modern times, and this book is a summary of his works on African scorpions. A lot of identification keys, and very good drawings. The book is written in french. 482 pp.
Available in fulltext.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2012 13:58

The taxonomy, geographic distribution and evolutionary radiation of Australo-Papuan scorpions.

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L.E. Koch
The taxonomy, geographic distribution and evolutionary radiation of Australo-Papuan scorpions.
Published in Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 5 (2) pp. 83-367 in 1977.
Available in fulltext on the net with permission from the publisher through Peter Wright.
Available in fulltext!
A very extensive work covering all known (up to 1977) species from Australia. In addition to taxonomy, the paper also includes information about zoogeography, ecology and behavior. Key to species and distribution maps are included in the original monograph.

Scorpion Sting - Clinical Manifestations, Management and Literature.

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Bawaskar, H. S.
Scorpion Sting - Clinical Manifestations, Management and Literature.
Poular Prakashan (1999)
ISBN 8171547184
A summary of Dr. Bawaskar's impressive work on scorpionism in India. The book adress mainly evenomations in India by Mesobuthus tamulus, but scorpionism in other countries are also mentioned. Be aware that some scorpion genera are wrong (e. g. Androctonus is spelt Androltonus and Androceonus) and some old taxonomic names are used (e.g. Palamneus for Heteromterus). See
scorpion of medical importance page for more information about this topic.

Scorpions of medical importance.

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Hugh L. Keegan
Scorpions of medical importance.
Fitzgerald Publishing (1980)
ISBN 0952408317
A very informative book if you are interested in scorpion venoms and which species have medical significance. The book is rather old and outdated; some info is now obsolete but it is still a valuable reference. See
scorpion of medical importance page for more information about this topic.

Des Scorpions et des Hommes - Une Histoire de la Scorpionologie de L’Antiquite a Nos Jours

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Dupre, Gerard
Des Scorpions et des Hommes - Une Histoire de la Scorpionologie de L’Antiquite a Nos Jours
Editions Arachnides (2008).
ISBN 978-2-9531551-0-5 I have not seen this book yet. The following information has been released from the publisher: "Historians of science have not paid much interest in the history of zoology and even less than the scorpionology. This gap is now partially filled with this book. The scorpions have always fascinated people in the same way that snakes across the danger they can pose to everyone. To classify these animals within the meaning of the zoological term is the subject of the first part of this study. Then the biology of these animals will be explored in the course of history since the earliest human writing until today. Finally, the main part of the book will reveal all reports that different civilizations and religions have had with scorpions through the mythology and medicine. This french book of 424 pages includes 58 figures and is based on about 1200 references found in a dozen different languages. From size 14 x 20, it is available from the APCI at a price of 20 euros."

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2012 13:49

Escorpiones de Costa Rica/Costa Rica Scorpions.

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Viquez, Carlos
Escorpiones de Costa Rica/Costa Rica Scorpions.
INBio (1999)
ISBN 9968702218
Very nice book with information and photos of alle the scorpion species known from Costa Rica. All the information in the book is presented in spanish and english.

Fauna Helvetica - SCORPIONES

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Braunwalder, Matt E.
Fauna Helvetica - SCORPIONES
Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune/Schweizerische Entomologische Gesellschaft (2005).
ISBN 2884140255 This is Matt Braunwalder's long awaited work on the scorpions of Switzerland. Even though the main focus of the book is the species native to Switzerland, the book also has information about other members of theEuscorpius genus. It is safe to say that this book is a goldmine for those interested in all aspects of the biology of European scorpions. The book is written in german and italian, but not in english. This is a book for both professionals and amateurs.

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